This course provides graduate occupational therapists with flexible and accessible postgraduate study options. It enables you to extend your knowledge and skills for work with children, adults or older adults in a range of practice contexts; to deepen your understanding of human occupation and theoretical frameworks inform occupational therapy; and to critically examine the evidence base underpinning occupational therapy practices. You may develop your research knowledge and skills by undertaking a supervised research project.
This course comprises a combination of coursework and a 20 000 word thesis. The course aims to enable you to meet the eligibility requiremenst for entry into the Doctor of Clinical Science and Doctor of Philosophy (phD) programs, depending on academic performance.
A four-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists' approved program, with Honours (H2A, 75 per cent or above) or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (with H2A, 75 per cent or above and evidence of research ability) and evidence of research ability).Evidence of two to three years of professional practice experience in a relevant field of occupational therapy is preferred. Applicants should contact the course coordinator about potential research topics prior to applying.
Recipient: La Trobe University
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